Class of 2017
I like it when creativity becomes part of our lives, for example in the fashion clothing is transformed into a work of art. The need for beauty and art is inseparable from the world of fashion. I am inspired by the expressive possibilities of materials like fur. My work aims to go beyond the boundaries of the traditional ‘frame’ in order to reinforce the physical presence of the material structure to make the clothes “picturesque”.
I am Anna Sofie and I am trained as a textile designer with a MA degree from Design School Kolding in Denmark. I am a very open minded and visual person, who appreciates the aesthetics in every choice I make.
I enjoy creating highly artistic and high end materials, but I am also trained in creating garments for commercial use.
I am fascinated by nature and the materials it provides us, like fur and leather.
Fur adds life to the garment only with the natural body movement.
It’s something precious, delicate and full of feelings, talking from itself like a feather falling. I like to create around the female body, feeling the movement, the right balance. I want to give happiness in daily life to customers that wear my creations.
Between 2016-2017 I had working experiences in the fur industry in Kastoria (Greece) but also in the clothing industry in Thessaloniki (Greece).
Fur is a connection to the deepest roots of the Finnish culture: the land was inhabited as a result of the lure of fur. My passion for fur was lit through second-hand coats. Working on them enchanted my senses, producing an experience: “I now remember why I exist.”
I believe that my design style is a mix of classic menswear influenced by strong street style looks combined with a refined masculinity. My passion and focus are equally strong when choosing fabrics for design as well as in the softness of the cuts. This is something I think is missing in the menswear industry today.
I love to explore the unexplored in mens fashion and play with the garments. It’s the pieces and materials that people usually do not associate with what men usually wear that are most fashionable.
Fur summer school was an amazing experience. We went through the entire process of producing a fur coat, and not only that… My team and I created smart leather and fur accessories with magnets that change your daily outfit.
Currently I am working at a company for computerised organisation of clothing industries.
I had the chance to go to Saga Furs in March and attend the sales auction. As a result of this and my experience in the Kopenhagen Fur grading and sorting Course, I discovered a new part of the fur business I had no prior knowledge of.
Now, my main goal is to work in the fur trade. In fact, my aspiration now is to become an inspector who helps the brokers going over the skins during the auctions, and one day maybe become a broker.